“I wanted to work on contemporary, which somehow means sports, but [I tried] to metamorphose it in elegance,” said Miuccia Prada backstage at the brand’s resort 2018 fashion show, staged in Milan on Sunday.
In this exercise, Prada conceived a collection that combined delicate elements as transparencies, feathers, crystals and lingerie with sporty features, as graphic-patterned outerwear and socks.
The footwear proposal embodied such duality. The collection included a range of looks, from chunky-soled sneakers to mid and high-heeled pumps and sandals.
Sneakers came in different options, all realized in tech fabrics and with three-dimensional detailing in contrasting colors. Front and ankle straps dominated the styles.
Elastic bands were also introduced as alternatives to front straps in some models, while the color palette ranged from classic combinations of black, white and grey to more girly sandy tones with pink details.
The geometric-patterned straps were key elements in the leather sandals as well. These came in mid or high-heels, embellished with metal details. There were also leather open-toe sandals in pastel tones and bold combinations of colors. Red, white and black were among the most frequent ones, along with the pastel pink and blue opposed to white or black details, respectively.
Multi-strapped, high-heeled sandals were also prominent on the catwalk.
To see the full Prada 2018 resort collection, click through the gallery.